Strongylopus wageri (Wager, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Strongylopus > Species: Strongylopus wageri

Rana wageri Wager, 1961, Afr. Wildl., 15: 151. Holotype: Not stated; subsequently noted as NMP 1145 by Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 329. Type locality: "Drakensberg Giant's Castle . .. and Weza Forest near Harding", KwaZulu-Natal; subsequently designated as "Weza Forest Reserve, southern border of Natal, at about 5500 ft. (1,680 m.)", Rep. South Africa, by Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 329.

Strongylopus wageriVan Dijk, 1966, Ann. Natal Mus., 18: 259; Channing, 1979, Ann. Natal Mus., 23: 797-831; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 362.

Rana (Stronglylopus) wageriDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 50; Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334.

English Names

Plain Stream Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 5; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 136; Bates, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 316-318; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 430).

Plain Rana (Wager, 1965, Frogs S. Afr.: 144; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 5; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 136).

Natal Upland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Wager's Stream Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 362).

Distribution

KwaZulu-Natal uplands and Transvaal Drakensberg, Rep. South Africa; possibly into Lesotho.

Comment

Name published unintentionally by Wager. Formal description and designation of types is in Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 329. See account by Lambiris, 1988, Lammergeyer, 39: 97-98, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 353, and Bates, 2004, in Minter et al. (eds.), Atlas Frogs S. Afr. Lesotho and Swaziland: 316-318. Bates and Haacke, 2003, Navors. Nas. Mus. Bloemfontein, 19: 142, suggested the possible presence of this species in Lesotho. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 355–336, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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